Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP and the Roseland, New Jersey law firm of Brach, Eichler, Rosenberg, Silver, Bernstein, Hammer & Gladstone, P.C. today announced the joining of their practices, creating a 300-lawyer entity with nine offices in the Mid- Atlantic region. For a transitional period, the Roseland, New Jersey office will be known as WolfBlock Brach Eichler, and the firm’s other eight offices will continue to be known as WolfBlock. The combination takes effect October 1, 2003.
Mark L. Alderman, Chairman of WolfBlock, said, “This combination is the next step in our plan to strategically grow WolfBlock throughout the Mid- Atlantic region. It allows us to expand our services by supplementing many of our practice areas and adding capabilities that will give our clients even greater benefits.” Brach Eichler’s strength in real estate, health care, commercial litigation, tax, environmental, land use and banking law will complement WolfBlock’s experience in these areas.
Alan R. Hammer, Managing Director of Brach Eichler, commented, “We recognize by combining our mutual strengths we will be able to provide our clients with an even greater level of sophisticated representation particularly in the areas where both firms have built strong reputations such as corporate and tax law, real estate law and litigation. Brach Eichler’s growing corporate client base will benefit greatly from WolfBlock’s nationally respected expertise and Brach Eichler’s leadership in the area of health care law will bring an added dimension to WolfBlock.”
WolfBlock Brach Eichler will have a 100-lawyer presence in the northern New Jersey/New York region. The combination represents a nearly 20% growth for WolfBlock.
Both WolfBlock and Brach Eichler attorneys have earned reputations for crafting innovative and creative solutions for clients’ problems and working with them to anticipate issues before they arise. “Our firms are similar in style, culture and temperament,” noted Mr. Alderman. “This combination of experience and talent will enhance the capabilities of each group and their contributions to the well-being of our clients’ businesses. That adds up to a win-win-win.”